Moving through Pickathon can sometimes feel like traveling through time, with musical styles from all eras—from bracingly modern jams to amber-preserved vintage sounds—gracing the many stages. This Starlight Stage performance from C.W. Stoneking definitely falls in the latter category, and the film has been treated to match the Australian blues musician and band's performance. "Gon' Boogaloo" jumps and jives like something from a '50s honky-tonk, even as Stoneking's crew making it sound current and vital.
This is the seventh episode in our ongoing Pickathon Starlight Series of performances caught at the Portland-area music festival's Starlight Stage during 2016's festival. It's part of the 2016-2017 Season, presented by the Portland Mercury and The Stranger and made possible by Lagunitas Brewing Company. See other episodes in the series at the links below. While watching a video is great, you can be at actual Pickathon this year; the festival takes place August 3-6 and boasts one of the festival's most diverse lineups yet. Score your tix over at Pickathon's site.
Past episodes in the 2016-2017 season of Pickathon's Starlight Series:
• Episode 1: Fruit Bats
• Episode 2: Futurebirds
• Episode 3: Ezra Furman
• Episode 4: Boulevards
• Episode 5: Cass McCombs
• Episode 6: Yemen Blues